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Now PTC Wants State Investigations of MTV’s ‘Skins’ (update)

Group has already called for federal investigations of teen show

After already calling on federal officials to investigate MTV's "Skins," the Parents Television Council is taking its campaign to the state level.

"Today we urgently call on you to contact your state Attorney General and ask him or her to investigate whether MTV or your local cable/satellite provider has violated child p*rnography or exploitation laws in your state," the group said on its site (the asterisk in "pornography" the PTC's).

Also read: MTV: We're Not Shedding 'Skins'

MTV has stood by the show, which aired its third episode Monday, even as it has slipped in ratings and lost several advertisers. The PTC says it features inappropriate portrayals of sex, drinking and drug abuse by minors.

The PTC wrote two weeks ago to the heads of the U.S. Senate and House Judiciary Committees, copying Attorney General Eric Holder and Federal Communications Committee Chairman Julius Genachowski.

"But that's not the end of the story," the group wrote. "In addition to the possible violation of Federal law, MTV also may have violated state and local laws, too. And your cable or satellite provider may also have violated the law by knowingly distributing it."

MTV declined to comment Thursday.

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